Jiulong River

The Jiulong River, formerly known as the Longjiang[a] or Zhangjiang, is the largest river in southern Fujian and the second largest in the province. It has a length of 258 kilometers (160 mi) and a basin of 14,700 square kilometers (5,700 sq mi). Like all Fujianese rivers but one, it flows into the Taiwan Strait.[citation needed]

Jiulong River
Traditional Chinese九龍
Simplified Chinese九龙
Literal meaningNine-Dragon River
Literal meaningNorth Creek
Literal meaningWest Creek
Former names
Traditional Chinese龍江
Simplified Chinese龙江
Literal meaningDragon River
Former names
Traditional Chinese漳江
Simplified Chinese漳江
Jiulong River near Yingtan-Xiamen Railway line in Hua'an


The Beixi rises in the prefecture of Longyan; it flows east into the prefecture of Zhangzhou, where it merges with the Xixi to form the Jiulong. The Xixi, almost as long, begins in Zhangzhou's rural Pinghe County. The combined stream flows past the urban districts of Zhangzhou and Xiamen.[3] Finally, it empties into Xiamen Bay on the Taiwan Strait.[4]

See alsoEdit

  • Yuegang, a smuggling port at the mouth of the river


  1. ^ This name was formerly romanized Lung Keang[1] or Kiang.[2]


  1. ^ Baynes, T. S., ed. (1878), "Chang-chow" , Encyclopædia Britannica, 5 (9th ed.), New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, p. 391.
  2. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911), "Chang-chow" , Encyclopædia Britannica, 5 (11th ed.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 839–840
  3. ^ "About Xiamen".
  4. ^ 1 (PDF).

Coordinates: 24°35′43″N 117°49′05″E / 24.595207°N 117.818069°E / 24.595207; 117.818069